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AndyT added a video. 1 hour 53 minutes ago

Garryowen Vs 2

On Hohner Marine Band 1896, key of A.

AndyT replied to the topic 'Garryowen August Song of the Month' in the forum. 1 hour 54 minutes ago

As it's coming to the end of the Month, here's a practised version.

Note much changed. It's a good tune.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SW2Cq2Su0E

Andy

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AndyT replied to the topic 'August songs of the month that weren't chosen' in the forum. 1 hour 57 minutes ago

Here's a more varied version of The Marmalade Polka I've tongue blocked this, and am still working on that technique. Tried to add variety with some (new found) vamping:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k4RWLFuLys

Andy

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BruceRoscoe replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. 2 hours 52 minutes ago

Thanks you. I'll give it a try. I really like the idea of using the slide.

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BruceRoscoe replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. 2 hours 54 minutes ago

I really like this. It's far more complicated than the one I was trying to learn, plus it gives me my first opportunity to use my slide button. I guess you have to start somewhere. Thank you

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pele66 thanked Eric33 in topic Misty on the chromatic 3 hours 53 minutes ago
Crawforde replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. 5 hours 11 minutes ago

That was a great explanation!
I figured the "position mystery " out after lots of confusion and worry that I didn't know what people were talking about and couldn't read music and thought I'd never get it.
I wish I'd gone on line and asked.

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Knud replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. 5 hours 31 minutes ago

BruceRoscoe wrote:

it'seems just a little confusing to me.

Bruce, playing in a certain key (melody) is only important if you play with other musicians (or maybe a backing track that can't be transposed). So you don't NEED to play Misty in the key of Eb (Like Reed i think it's major though, but never mind).
The positions-talk only is important if you have to play the melody in a certain key AND you have different keys of harmonicas. So normally positions are only for playing diatonic (bluesharp). I don't think positions-talk are relevant for the chromatic - normally you just have a c-harmonica. The chromatic c-harmonica kan play in any key. If you don't have to play in a certain key - then choose the easy one (normally that would be C). Maybe you have sheets - then play the sheets (and hope for only few accentals).

The "beauty" about positions is that if you have found how to play a melody on a diatonic in a good/correct way it doesn't matter which key it is. It's the position (how to play) that matters. By choosing the right key of harmonica and the right position you will sound it the right key (of melody). Position 2 on a C-harmonica gives a melody in the key of G. Position 2 on an A-harmonica gives a melopdy in E. On both harmonicas (C and A) you play them in exactly the same way (i.e 2. position).

BTW: if you have tabs in a certain key (melody) you can transpose to another very easy. Look here: www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/e...D=16992&Currency=EUR

Hope this helps a little about your "confusion" - or are you now more confused?

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Eric33 replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. 8 hours 18 minutes ago

Have you tried it in this way in the key of "C"
7b. 6b. 4d, 3b. 3d. (3d). 7d. 7d. 7b. 7d. 7b. 6b 5b. 3d,
2b. 2d. 3d 5b. 6b. 7b. 7b. 7b. 6d. 7b, 6d. 6b. 6d. 7b. 5b,
5b. 6b. 6d. 3d//. 5b. 4d. 5b. 5d. 7b
Now repeat everything up to. //. Then play as follows."......
4b. 4d. 5b. 5d. 5b.
5b. 5d. 6b. 7b. 7d (7d), (7d). (7d), (7d.). (7d). 8b (8b). 8b. (7d). 7d. 7d. 7d. 7d,
5b. 5d. 6b. 6d. 7b 7d. 8d. 8d. 8d. 8d,7d. 8d. 7d. 9d. 8d. 7d. 7b.
Now play the first three lines again but instead of ending on a 7b. It is a 5b.
NOTE:- B. Is for Blow. D is for Draw. and where you see (. ). use the button or slide. Good Luck.Eric33.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Performance in Melodica and Keyboard.' in the forum. 15 hours 45 minutes ago

Y'all sound professional as always, Swapan. It's great to get to hear your son play--he's fantastic!

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Members performances' in the forum. 16 hours 9 minutes ago

You can check out the YouTube chennels of our members here too. There are lots of good songs that don't get posted to the site.

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SWAPAN DEB created a new topic ' Performance in Melodica and Keyboard.' in the forum. 16 hours 10 minutes ago

Dear Friends,

Me, my son(21) and my backing track designer Joy have worked on two(Part-I & Part-2) of our popular 70's and 80's regional duet song "Phire eso anuradha(come back Anuradha)" and "Phire elam dure gie(Anuradha returned). We tried to make these two songs in one song. This song
is an improvised version of original, played on Suzuki Pro37 Melodica and E09 Keyboard. We will be happy if you kindly listen and comments what
ever you feel.
The YouTube link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Db2_o1XJw

Original songs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiryPM2gmhc
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUCdfgvRTMw

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Dexer replied to the topic 'Members performances' in the forum. 22 hours 28 minutes ago

MOST of the videos posted here are unrelated to the Song of the Month.

Anybody can post a performance whenever they want. Most of my videos (mediocre as they may be) are just random songs of my own choosing.

Sometimes, I'll post a song in the Harmonica Happy thread when I get a new harp. Other times, I'll add a video just for the heck of it. So feel free to post any video of your harp performance. And, if you want to start a thread for random harp performances then go ahead...sounds like a good idea.

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Reed Smith created a new topic ' My New Marine Band' in the forum. 22 hours 44 minutes ago

I am going for a big tone.
Reed

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Crawforde replied to the topic 'Members performances' in the forum. yesterday

Take a look at the Song of the month threads.
And the Song of the month not chosen Thread too.
Maybe we could start a topic for Random performances ?

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richardarmstrong created a new topic ' Members performances' in the forum. yesterday

It seems strange to me that there is no Main Topic called Members Performances

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Crawforde replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. yesterday

I looked at the tabs. It's already in Eb if you follow them on a C chromatic.
If these are the ones you are referring to:
MISTY
W: Johnny Burke
M: Errol Garner
Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra
Key: Eb


-7* 7 -5
Look at me,
-3* 4 5* 8 8 8 8 -7* 7 -5* 4
I'm as help-less as a kit-ten up a tree
3 3* 4 -5* 7 -7* -7*-7* 7* -7*
And I feel like I'm cling-ing to a cloud
7* 7 7* -7* -5*
I can't un-der-stand,
-6 7 7* 5 5 -5 -5* -6 7
I get mis-ty just hold-ing your hand
-7* 7 -5
Walk my way,
-3* 4 5* 8 8 8 8 -7* 7 -5* 4
And a thou-sand vi-o-lins be-gin to play
3 3* 4 -5* 7 -7* -7* -7* 7*-7*
Or it might be the sound of your hel-lo
7* 7 7*-7* -5*
That mu-sic I hear,
-6 7 7* 5 5 -5 -5* -6 -5*
I get mis-ty the mo-ment you're near

-5* -6 7 -7* 8 8* 8* 8* 8*
You can say that you're lead-ing me on
8* -9* 10* -9* 8* 8 8 8 8
But it's just what I want you to do
-5* -6 7* -7* 8 -9 -9 -9 9 -9
Don't you no-tice how hope-less-ly I'm lost
-9 -9 9 -10 -9 8 -7*
That's why I'm fol-low-ing you

-7* 7 -5
On my own,
-3* 4 5* 8 8 8 8 -7* 7 -5* 4
Would I wan-der thru this won-der-land a-lone
3 3* 4 -5* 7 -7* -7* -7* 7* -7*
Nev-er know-ing my right foot from my left
7* 7 7*-7* -5*
My hat from my glove
-6 7 7* 5 5 -5 -5* -6 -5*
I'm too mis-ty, and too much in love

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'Steve Vai on harmonica' in the forum. yesterday

@Tootler,
I was referring to Skyguy's offering, which to me sounded like he was trying to do
one note melody soloing, which was not helping the tune, but rather distracting from
it, that is why I suggested playing target notes that correspond with what the guitar is
playing, going for the one voice. And you are absolutely right it is not easy! "When in
doubt, lay out", was engrained in my consciousness long ago.
Regards, Reed
"Breathe The Harmonica"

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. yesterday

@BruceRoscoe,
I am not real accomplished at chromatic, I play them in a blues/jazz context.
I use a chromatic in the key of C to play in Ebm, Holding the button in puts you
in Ebm. Maybe this will work for "Misty". I'll give it a try.
Regards, Reed
"Breathe The Harmonica"

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